Walter Isaacson on Steve Jobs
The man behind the Steve Jobs biography is here to tell all. Sneak out of work early and try to snag a ticket to one of these talks.
When: 11 a.m. and 6 p.m., Wed. 12/14
Where: Jewish Community Center, 3200 California St. and Commonwealth Club at Mark Hopkins Hotel, 999 California St.
Chronicle Books Warehouse Sale
Save up to 80% on hundreds of books—from coffee table goodies and design books to journals and stationery. Knock out gifts for everyone on your list all in one place.
When: 9 a.m. - 7 p.m., Thurs. 12/15 - Fri. 12/16 and 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Sat. 12/17
Where: Chronicle Books Corporate HQ, 680 Second St.
Paul McCartney: The Love We Make
Local rock star journalist Ben Fong-Torres introduces the film that follows Paul McCartney through the torn up streets of Manhattan directly following the events of 9/11. McCartney organized an all-star benefit concert after the attacks, and this film provides backstage access to everyone from Bill Clinton and Dan Rather to Harrison Ford and Elton John.
When: Fri. 12/16 - Thurs. 12/24
Where: The Roxie, 3117 16th St.
Killing My Lobster Holidaze
SF's premiere comedy troupe defies the saccharine sweetness of the holidays and celebrates their own brand of tradition. Inspired by SNL, Holidaze is a series of side-splitting sketches about family, carols, and that weird channel on TV that screens a fireplace.
When: 7 and 10 p.m., Sat. 12/17
Where: Z Space, 450 Florida St.
Renegade Craft Fair
If you missed this year's Bizarre Bazaar, you have a second chance at crafty DIY gifts this weekend. The Renegade Craft Fair takes over the Concourse Exhibition Center with creative presents of all shapes, persuasions, and sizes.
*Bizarre Bazaar is also setting up shop at Cal Academy's Nightlife event on Thursday from 6 - 10 p.m.
When: 11 a.m. - 6 p.m., Sat. 12/17 - Sun. 12/18
Where: Concourse Exhibition Center, 635 Eighth St.
SF Film Society Movie Poster Sale
Here's a good one for the film buffs in your family. The San Francisco Film Society is hosting a once-in-a-blue-moon movie poster sale that includes both old and new titles. Think Fellini's Nights of Cabiria, Y Tu Mamá Tambien, and more.
When: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Sat. 12/17
Where: San Francisco Film Centre, 39 Mesa St., The Presidio
The Stars of Chelsea Lately
Well, you won't get Chelsea Handler herself, but if you love her late night comedy show, check out this event with Brad Wollack, Heather McDonald, Chris Franjola, and Fortune Feimster.
When: 9 p.m., Sat. 12/17
Where: The Regency, 1290 Sutter St.